Low-Loss Storage and Handling of Cryogenic Liquids

The Application of Cryogenic Fluid Dynamics

  • Thomas D. Bostock
  • Ralph G. Scurlock

Part of the International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 1-11
  3. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 13-35
  4. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 37-46
  5. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 47-78
  6. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 79-114
  7. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 115-126
  8. Thomas D. Bostock, Ralph G. Scurlock
    Pages 145-165
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-170

About this book


The revised second edition of this practical book reviews the fundamentals of cryogenic liquid behaviour in small and large scale storage systems. The text is based on research findings on the convective and evaporative behaviour of cryogenic fluids, aimed at improving the design, construction and operation of low-loss cryogenic liquid storage systems, with a view to minimising cost and improving operational safety.

Since the first edition was published in 2006, the breadth of cryogenic applications and the modelling of cryogenic fluid dynamics (CFD) have expanded in several directions. In this second edition, most chapters have been extended to introduce discussions of these new applications and their safety and energy economy. These include advances in the modelling of CFD required in, for example, the design of miniature cryocoolers and condensers and reboilers, large-scale cryogenic liquid mixture properties and their stability, and the understanding that hazards and safety problems in the public domain increase with the scaling up of cryogenic systems.

With helpful summaries at the end of each chapter, the book is an essential reference for anyone working on the design and operation of cryogenic liquid storage and transportation systems.


Cyrogenic liquid storage and transportation Evaporation of cryogenic liquids Heat flow in cryogenic storage systems Insulation for cryogenic systems Multi-component cryogenic liquids Rollover and stratification of cryogenic liquids Cooldown of cryogenic systems Cryostat design Low-loss cryogenic systems Boil-off rate

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas D. Bostock
    • 1
  • Ralph G. Scurlock
    • 2
  1. 1.SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10640-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10641-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0538-7051
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-3084
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